Applescript help

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  1. Pecans, Jan 11, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 12, 2013

    Pecans macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2012
    I am a new to programming applescripts. The one I am trying to get to work now is supposed to quit my screensaver and enter my password but I can't get it to work no matter what I try. Here's the code.

    on run
    	tell application "ScreenSaverEngine" to quit
    	tell application "System Events" to keystroke 1 (this is to pull up the textfield for the password)
    	delay 1
    	tell application "System Events" to keystroke "MyPassword"
    	delay 1
    	tell application "System Events" to keystroke return
    end run
    Anyone have any ideas how to get this to work?
  2. numero macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2002
    This works for me with one addition for my testing. I added a "delay 20" line right after the "on run". I setup my screen saver to require password password (under Security pref pane) and setup a hot corner for screen saver. I ran the script from the script editor and put my mouse in the hot corner. The 20 second delay gave me time to get the screen saver running. After the 20 seconds the password dialog shows up, the text is typed into it and the enter key is accepted. Screen saver is dismissed as expected.

    How are you launching the script? Maybe it isn't getting triggered.

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